Ibuprofen for period cramps

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I am a type 1 diabetic and take 800 mg ibuprofen to get through my horribly painful period and cramps. As long as you do not take over 800mg in a 4-6 hour period, you are fine. Anything you take will affect your body. That's why they are called "drugs.
I am 20 and I've been having the worst camps for the past year, eversince i became sexually active. the thing that scares me is that I get the cramps after i finish my period for about 5days or maybe more. the cramps stay for long hours (6-12) and sometimes for the whole day. Panadols don't seem to work anymore. I was wondering if this case is normal?
do i need to take everyday for cramps because i do not have a man i.e am not preventing pregnancy. Its only cramps and pimples giving me hard time.
This period I took 400 mg of Ibuprofen as soon as I woke up with cramps, and then I turned on the heating pad. That worked although I was bloated and fatigued for the day.
You will go thru a lot of that at first and then it sorta slows down. But I always thought they felt like period cramps. Just drink longs and lots of water will help and you can take 2 tylenol for the pain is fine during pregnancy.
I Started getting extremely bad cramps about a year ago, I'm 14 And have had my period since i was 9. The cramps get so bad i cant walk. What can i do to get rid of this pain?
I usually don't get cramps but today my period is starting and I'm having back pain. I've had the pain a couple days but I spaced it on my period i forgot it might be that causing it. Like I said, it's unusual for me. I have a heating pad on my back and I'm laying down and i took 2 prescription strength ibuprofen (my mom was taking them and then stopped when she had hip replacement surgery). Any other advice? It just snowed so I had to shovel today...
The day I got my period and I was ready to go to sleep I got some moderate pain in my stomach from period cramps. So I tried my best to fall asleep and finally did. When I woke up I was pain free and felt great. But an hour later I was beginning to have moderate pain again. Another hour later I was having severe pain and going to the bathroom frequently. I was crying because no position changed the pain in any way.
To anyone I like others have been having period like cramps for a bout 2 weeks. I am not on BC nor is my period regular so I have no clue when i'm getting my period other than the pms symptoms I get a few days before my period. So normally I do get cramps and tender breast before my period which last about 3 days and then I get my period. This time is different. I have been having these period like cramps for 2 weeks now, tingling in the breast and nausea last night.
You might already know this, but the NSAIDS like naproxen and ibuprofen work best when you start taking them before your period pain starts and keep taking them regularly until your period is over. If you wait until the pain has started, they don't really work at all. If you're already taking them that way, though, you probably need something else. Have you tried the stick-on heat patches? I hope you find something that helps.
I need some advise when i have a period the pains are so painful ive tried taking everything but nothing helps can i have some advise on what to occure it please
Hi and thanks for using the forum. Congratulations on getting your period! Often, ibuprofen (advil, motrin, etc.) is very effective in easing menstrual cramps. It is unusual to get your period again after only 9 days, but since you just started getting it, it may be that your body is just adjusting to hormones. I would wait and see how your next period goes ( just know that it can be irregular when you first start).
Now today i started my period at school and i was fine for most of the day with regular cramps. In my last bell i began to feel extremely hot to the touch and felt over heated. The sharp shocking pains started but this time i felt very very nauseous. I felt shakey and weak like flu symptoms but a lot worse than i have experienced. After school i got home and went to the bathroom and pooped. It helped the pain go away slightly but i still felt like i was on the verge of vomiting.
I get menstrual type cramps around ovulation then nothing for about a week, then the week BEFORE my period I start getting mega-cramps (no bleeding). Once my period starts I have no cramps for a few days then BAM, cramps come on like no tomorrow. I always used to get cramps only during my period. I don't get the off-cycle cramping. I went in complaining about it last week and am having an ultrasound to check for cysts, fibroids and IUD placement.
Before she was taking 3 Advil every few hours for at least 4 days for horrible cramps and pain. She's been on this regiment now for about 4 months and last month she took NO Advil. It's just 3 vitamins a day....totally worth it for her. You could at least give it a shot if you don't want to go the birth control pill route just yet.
Ever since I can remember I have had horrible cramps whenever I got my period. I have been prescribed all sorts of medications for them from Celebrex to hydrocodone(turns out that I am hyper-sensitive to it). At the moment my prescription is 4 200mg Ibuprofen every 3-4 hours when the cramps start. Could it be something besides just cramps?
I do not get hot flashes, but I do get moody (this seems to have gotten a bit better lately thank God). The thing is this month I got my period and wasn't due to get it again for another week or more. Last Friday night I got a little light blood and figured my period was coming on again. The next day no blood but very tired. Sunday not too bad. But at work on Tuesday mid day I got cramps and they haven't stopped (today is Wed) and I'm home sick.
Last night I had bad cramps I had IUI on 10/9 took a test this morning thinking it might just be pms and I got a BFP!So keep the faith!!!
Also you should take ibuprofen if you can because it will help with the cramps. A very good medication would be vicoprofen, which is hydrocodone and ibuprofen.
Typically ibuprofen works better for mentstrual pain/cramps than anything else OTC. And I've never heard that about Aleve helping with RLS but I suppose anything's possible. Bananas worked best for me for the RLS - I'd have one shortly before bedtime, take a hot, and I mean SUPER hot, shower, put on comfy jammies and get into bed. A cup of sleepytime or chamomile tea (or even regular tea) wil also help. It will comfort you. You can do this.
i am due to get my period tommorrow, but last night i woke up in the middle of the night with horrible cramps. they were so bad that i cried from 1 to 5 in the morning and maidol did not help at all! i am just curious if this is normal or what because i have never had cramps before in my whole life. i am 19 years old and have had my periods since i was 11.
For the last 3 days or so I've been getting intense period like cramps that seem to be worse at night. I stopped bleeding from a missed mc and was said to have passed everything on June 12. I also took a pregnancy test yesterday morning to make sure my levels were back to normal and it came out neg. It feels like it's my period trying to start, but no sign of blood. Any ideas? Should I see my ob/gyn?
Ibuprofen does usually tend to help with these severe cramps, and keep using the heating pads like you have been. If ibuprofen alone doesn't work (it didn't for me) then your doctor will sometimes prescribe a prescription strength painkiller. Also, if you have a primary care doctor or better yet a gynecologist, discuss this issue with them. Sometimes gynecologists will put people on low-dose birth control to alleviate severe dysmenorrhea.
[ I'm not spotting, but I have 2 previous miscarriages. I've been taking prenatal for about 6 weeks (baby is planned)...but still :/ I'd love to hear from others who have been in similar situations!
Every month at the time of my period I have menstral like cramps. Pain on both sides of the pelvic area. Is this normal? Does that symptom ever go away? The cramping is annoying and at times it can be painful, but now the pain is more localized to the right side.
It has been extremely light all day and it went red for a bit but it's brown again. I have really bad period pains/cramps and it hurts to stand up/sit down. I'm thirteen. What does this mean?
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I thought this might help with migraine, but instead found it drastically reduced my period pain. I do not use ibuprofen or any other painkillers for period pain anymore at all. I've also found my period is lighter and shorter. This change has now gone on for over a year, and it's entirely clear to me that my period pain is in direct relation to the amount of dairy I consume.
They do not compare to cramps if that was the case they'd give me two ibuprofen and I'd do fine during labor. It all depends on your pain tolerance. BH don't compare to them either. The worse part for me was having a contraction and having the monitors on your belly the baby hated it and during a contraction I just wanted to rip it off.
I hope that the posts I've ready of cramps for several months are not the case for me and that the period is non existant or very light since I've been lucky to avoid that over the last 8 years. I will repost to this group in a few months to provide more information to the girls wishing to get this- I hope it was a good choice!
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